In January 2017, we continued our group effort in making wine from a kit, with the bottling process. This was fun!

We set up our host's garage as a wine-bottling assembly line. Everyone circulated around trying out the different steps in the process: pumping the wine into the bottles, putting in the corks, sealing the bottles, and attaching labels. 

Kicking things off
Kicking things off

Chapter president Rebecca Grider explains the "assembly line."

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Filter and filling
Filter and filling

Jason Grider with the equipment for getting the wine into bottles.

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Close up
Close up

Look at that color!

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Beginning to fill the bottles
Beginning to fill the bottles

Richard Trout filling one of the first bottles.

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How many people does it take?
How many people does it take?

Stan, Wendy and Jason hard at work.

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We're getting good at this!
We're getting good at this!

Susan Sanchez has got the hang of it.

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Definitely a team effort!
Definitely a team effort!

Mary Campbell at the "filling station."

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Another day, another bottle
Another day, another bottle

Susan Schuler (our host for the day)

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One more
One more

Sabine Shurter fills a bottle. Good job!

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What is it?
What is it?

Hint: All those filled bottles need corks!

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Aha!
Aha!

Maybe if I press down on this lever...

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We've got it!
We've got it!

Richard Trout has it all figured out.

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Muscle power
Muscle power

Bob Dolci: "I think I can, I think I can..."

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Watch this
Watch this

He did it!

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Hey watch this!
Hey watch this!

Tracy McBride's turn!

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Determination.
Determination.

Susan Schuler's got it!

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With all her might
With all her might

Wendy Dolci gets it done.

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Next: wrappers!
Next: wrappers!

Tina Kleckner applying heat.

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And more heat...
And more heat...

Susan Sanchez doing a great job!

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Guest attendee...
Guest attendee...

Daniella Scalice has the technique down!

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Hair dryer?
Hair dryer?

Donna Kelley, point that at the bottle!

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Concentration
Concentration

...and teamwork!

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And now for the labels
And now for the labels

Wetting them and applying to the bottles

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Labeling...
Labeling...

Donna and Mary work on the labels

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Good job!
Good job!

Brad applying the finishing touches...

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Look at that!
Look at that!

Almost done.

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We're pleased
We're pleased

... and can't wait to taste the fruits of our labor one day

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At the end of the day...
At the end of the day...

We're done! Now we wait! Next step... tasting (in a few months from now, stay tuned)

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